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Science Pioneer Warren Washington

A pioneer in computer climate modeling, Warren Washington has served as an adviser to presidents from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama, and he has earned numerous accolades for his achievements. Inspired by the humble beginnings of scientists who came before him, Washington was the second African American to earn a doctorate in atmospheric sciences. We talk with him about his work, his roots and why he thinks science is a good field for students to consider in a bad economy.

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2009 National Medal of Science Laureate for his development and use of global climate models. Produced by Evolving Communications for the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation.

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries — with culturally specific adaptations. The U.S., for instance, gets shorter noodles, because Americans don't slurp them up like the Japanese.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

To cap its 12-year scientific voyage, the Rosetta spacecraft will take a final plunge Friday. Scientists will signal Rosetta to crash into the surface of a comet — and gather data all the way down.

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